Page 132 of 271 FirstFirst ... 3282122130131132133134142182232 ... LastLast
Results 1,311 to 1,320 of 2709

Thread: Still on the Warpath: Naiadknight's Battle Tome page 132

  1. #1311
    geostump's Avatar
    geostump is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio, its not the heart of it all
    Posts
    10,782
    Primal Fuel
    My mom showed affection when needed, wasn't often, but did teach quite a few life lessons. Never said a lot of kind things, but I'm now starting to realize she loved me more than I ever gave her credit for. I'm just grateful that you are able to realize this whole your mom is still alive. Hopefully, this will bring you both closer together.
    Georgette

  2. #1312
    naiadknight's Avatar
    naiadknight is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Odessa/ Midland, TX
    Posts
    12,840
    Hi, Ghost! Vilkommen!
    My mother didn't fail us. She may've not've been perfect, but she was as good as she could be. One of hers is almost a professional engineer, another is a year out from graduating as an engineer, and the third is possibly finally finding her path.
    Thank y'all for your comments, especially all the "Mom wasn't perfect, but she didn't do as bad as I thought" ones. I'm glad I'm not the only one who made that trek.
    Lunch was Texas Spring Rolls: leftover chipotle chicken, garlic sausage, carrot strips, jalapeno strips, and cherry tomatoes wrapped up in lettuce leaves.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

  3. #1313
    Twibble's Avatar
    Twibble is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Midland, Texas
    Posts
    2,405
    I got shrimp parmigiana at Mi Piaci. Shrimp covered in marina sauce then melted cheese.

    Nomnomnom.

    Definitely cutting the nightshades out, though.
    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

    Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

  4. #1314
    naiadknight's Avatar
    naiadknight is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Odessa/ Midland, TX
    Posts
    12,840
    I'm glad they had something safe for you (aside from the nightshades.) I generally avoid parmigiana anything in case of fried.
    Tonight was steak, grilled crab, and salad.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

  5. #1315
    naiadknight's Avatar
    naiadknight is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Odessa/ Midland, TX
    Posts
    12,840
    Lessee, yesterday... Finished up the RAS on that project, so now I'm stuck with generic grading and customer bullshit. Got to wipe 2 projects off my board, move one from inactive to active, and add another, joy of joys.
    Lunch was rice noodles and chipotle chicken in egg drop soup. Yeah, I know, rice flour ain't primal. It was a good filler for what I wanted given my time constraints. I damn near caved to the leftover bean burritos before I pulled out the rice noodles.
    Had a funeral to go to after that, for a woman I briefly met. Mostly went as a show of support for a buddy/ coworker (her brother's wife.) I know this sounds wrong, but I think going to a funeral for someone you never met should be a mandatory thing. Aside from the brief overview of the deceased, most are generic enough that the tears you cry are cathartic for old wounds. When you go as a show of support for a single person, you get that brief "loss of self" that you only get when you take care of someone in a spiritual way. Prayer never did that for me, I'm too hands on.
    Dinner was lettuce wraps (pastrami, provolone, whole grain mustard) and two large bowls of caprese salad.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

  6. #1316
    namelesswonder's Avatar
    namelesswonder is online now Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    MA, USA
    Posts
    11,961
    Rice noodles are a lovely benign option, IMO.

    Interesting thoughts on the funeral. I haven't had the opportunity to go to many, but I think I understand what you're saying. I didn't go to the funeral for a former classmate who passed during my senior year of high school. I barely knew him and my memories of him were unpleasant ones from middle school. It's not really about the deceased though, it's about the family and friends, and what you can do for them simply by being there.
    Journal on depression/anxiety
    Currently trying to figure out WTF to eat (for IBS-C).

  7. #1317
    naiadknight's Avatar
    naiadknight is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Odessa/ Midland, TX
    Posts
    12,840
    My mind is not in a safe place. Well, it's safer than it has been in the past, but that says little. I've been too lax on my diet, supplements, and walking, and the old whispers have started showing up again. I recognize them as the sign/ symptom they are, but those flashes are not my friend.
    I take care of others, make sure they're ok. Why is it so hard to do it for myself? I can be your worst nightmare if you cross one I love, but stomp on me and I scurry away like a cockroach.
    No. No self pity. It is a useless emotion. It does nothing helpful or productive.
    I've been spiraling away, closer to danger than safety in terms of doing or not doing what I should. The further I spiral out, the harder it is to reverse momentum. I know this.
    I think I'll try a trifold plan: a money stack, a threat, and a goal.
    Goal: Eat purely primal, in any/ all quantities, for all meals and snacks. 90/10 allowed, but only when it's out of my hands. There is now a death sentence on wheat. At least 6000 steps a day.
    Money Stack: A weekly budget is set aside to allow for a $1/ day progression, ending after 7 days, with an extra dollar per weekend day. This is blow money, with a possible total of $30 for a perfect week, to be used that week as a ransom payment to myself.
    Threat: For each day with a deliberate stray from primal, not only do I not get the monetary amount set aside for that day, but it is then earmarked to be donated to a "charity" group that isn't harmful, but that I don't agree with (I'm thinking the Komen for the Cure nonprofit. I point blank refuse to support things like Westboro or gay conversion camps, even as a threat, as that is still support for a wrong cause. Komen for the Cure is a cause I support but a group I don't, making it perfect. )
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

  8. #1318
    jenn26point2's Avatar
    jenn26point2 is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,723
    Sounds like a great plan, but why don't you support Komen? Just curious. I don't know much about the organization except that they raise money for breast cancer.
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 182 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)




  9. #1319
    naiadknight's Avatar
    naiadknight is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Odessa/ Midland, TX
    Posts
    12,840
    Irreputable nonprofit. They claim to support breast cancer as a nonprofit, but very little (16%) of what they bring in actually goes to the research they claim to support. Charity Navigator gave them 4 stars, but if you dig deeper into their records, things don't line up. When the CEO gets a multi million dollar salary, plus hefty benefits, I have problems.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

  10. #1320
    geostump's Avatar
    geostump is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio, its not the heart of it all
    Posts
    10,782
    I heard the same about Komen last year. It's really sad when they are set to do so much good but don't. If I had extra money for charity, I would either give to a local hospice or the local MS Society.
    Georgette

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •